Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

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Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From US$ 32.73 per person

Enjoy a day trip to historic Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a luxury ferry from Galway to the smallest of the Aran Islands
  • Immerse yourself in the small fishing village atmosphere
  • Experience white sandy beaches, O'Brien's Castle or the Plassey Shipwreck
  • Relax in one of the island's bars, restaurants or tea rooms
Full description
Discover a unique culture, landscape and way of life on this island day trip from Galway. Sail back in time and immerse yourself in a small fishing village atmosphere. Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the morning ferry from the harbor at Rossaveel. Enjoy full bar and refreshment service on this luxury vessel as you voyage out into the Atlantic. Jump off the boat when you dock and find yourself in a walker’s paradise of breath-taking scenery. Hire a bike or hop on a tour and admire spectacular flora unique to the island and area. Enjoy white sandy beaches, and visit O'Brien's Castle or the site of the Plassey Shipwreck. Relax in one of the island's bars, restaurants or tea rooms, perhaps enjoying some traditional live music. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this little island before picking up your ferry back to Rossaveel at 4:30 PM.
  • Return ferry to Inis Oírr from Rossaveel Harbour.
  • Parking fees at Rossaveel Harbour
  • Tours on the island
  • Transportation from and to meeting point

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher for a ferry ticket at the ferry terminal in Rossaveel. You can also exchange your voucher atthe Aran Island Ferries offices in Galway city at 37-39 Forster Street, or the Kinlay House Hostel (ground floor), Merchants Road.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Sailing time to Inis Oírr is approximately 55 minutes
  • Outbound ferry departs from Rossaveel Harbor at 10:30 AM
  • Return ferry departs from Inis Oírr pier at 4:30 PM
  • Allow one hour driving time from the Galway city to the port (23 miles)
  • It is recommended to be at the port 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Parking is available at the pier
  • Dogs are allowed on board, if kept on a lead and on the outside deck at all times
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Be sure you know where you're getting the ferry. We had an hour long BUMPY bus ride from Galway. The ferry left from Rooseveel

July 15, 2022

A+++ Everything as described and no problems

July 10, 2022

June 26, 2022

Product ID: 376691